Video: Presenting Clarendon's Wilber "Bud" Nordin the "Edward H. Stoll Award" for 50 Years of Service to the National Weather Service

April 5, 2012

Yesterday, I had the honor of presenting Mr. Wilbur “Bud” Nordin, of Clarendon, PA., the “Edward H. Stoll Award” for his outstanding volunteer service in the National Weather Service (NWS) Cooperative Weather Observer Program (COOP).  

The Edward H. Stoll Award is given to volunteer observers who have served the NWS COOP program for over 50 years. Edward H. Stoll, a COOP observer in Elwood, Nebraska, for over 76 years, was the first to receive the award in 1980, which was presented at the White House by President Jimmy Carter.  

Mr. Nordin has provided daily precipitation readings for the National Weather Service from the Sheffield 5W Station since 1961. His dedicated service to the COOP program has been fundamental in helping the National Weather Service forecast the weather more accurately, while also allowing our region to plan against potentially dangerous, inclement weather systems.  

The COOP program has provided NWS scientists and researchers continuous observational data since the program's inception more than a century ago. Today, some 11,000 volunteer observers participate in the nationwide program to provide daily reports on temperature, precipitation and other weather factors such as snow depth, river levels and soil temperature.  

Thank you for your service, Bud - congratulations on this esteemed award!